Community outreach is an important part of what we do at Rethink Energy Florida. We feel it is important to have our youth begin thinking about renewable energy technologies and sustainable practices early on. We often travel to local schools and summer camps, prepared with a presentation and multiple activities that educate our youth about renewable energy in a fun learning environment. We have tons of different activities, each with a targeted age group, so we are prepared to teach youth of any age about renewable energy. ReThink Energy Florida also organizes an annual Energy Camp for youth in rising grades 3-6, which is packed full of activities, field trips, and lessons that all work together to teach youth about renewable energy sources as well as current and potential sustainable practices.
Healthy Communities Festival
Celebrate Earth Day by joining Leon County, the City of Tallahassee, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Department of Health in Leon County at the Healthy Communities Festival. The event is free and open to the public.
The Healthy Communities Festival is a family friendly event and will include activities such as a fun run/walk, interactive exhibitor booths, live entertainment, educational demonstrations and food vendors. The goal of the event is to promote, educate and raise awareness on how to create a healthy community - which includes a healthy environment, healthy economy and healthy people!
Energy Camp is our annual summer camp program designed to teach youth the impact of fossil fuel usage, the options of renewable energy, and the fundamental skills that will be required as we downsize our energy use and environmental impact. At Energy Camp, youth get hands-on experience relating to climate change, the depletion of fossil fuels, and solutions!
Tallahassee Science Festival
The 5th Annual Tallahassee Science Festival at Lake Ella took place from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday September 10, 2016. This annual event could be an excellent outreach event for our organization and the entire EOAS department. Moreover, it is FREE for us to participate in the event. This year’s festival had over 125 exhibits with participants from all of the colleges in Tallahassee. Additionally, many local scientific clubs and societies and presenters came from as far away as Pensacola, Gainesville, and Tampa.